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        The Putumayo; The Devil's Paradise

      London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1912. Gilt lettered spine and gilt image to front board with gilt title. Navy colored cloth very lightly rubbed and bumped at head and foot of spine. Top edge gilt. Small bump to bottom edge, center of front board. Outer edge of front board lightly rubbed with rubbed bottom outer corner exposing a very small piece of board beneath, same for rear board but really not bad. Previous owner's book plate on front paste down. Book very clean and tight throughout. 16 illustrations and 1 map, folding, in near fine condition with a 1cm rip, not affecting the map. An excellent copy of this truly rare title. Check provided photographs. . 1st. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("J. Conrad"), 10 mai 1912, to Henry Davray, his French translator, concerning an advance for The Secret Agent and other literary matters

      Capel House, Orlestone, Nr. Ashford, 1912. Pen and ink on gilt edged Capel House card, 25 lines in French. 1 vols. 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches. Fine. 'Salut et fraternité' : Conrad to his French Translator A choice dense letter from Joseph Conrad to his friend and translator Henry Davray (1873-1944), who also translated Wilde's De Profundis and Ballad of Reading Gaol and many titles by Wells. Conrad writes, Mon cher Davray, Pardonnez moi si je vous demande de me dire si les editeurs de l'Agent Secret payent quelque chose à l'avance ? Et si tel est le cas a combien je puis m'attendre. Je voudrais bien savoir ce qui en est. Avez vous le "typescript" de ma nouvelle Freya of the Seven Islands [underlined] chez vous ? Je l'ai envoyé a la Revue "Progès'. Puis cette Revue s'est arrangé avec vous pour publier le Typhoon. Mais le MS de Freya n'est pas revenu ici. Donc, il me semble qu'il est possible qu'il soit chez vous. Si c'est ainsi gardez le je vous prie si vous en avez besoin. Dans le cas contraire je vais vous envoyer sitôt paru le numéro de London Magazine (Juin) qui publie ce conte en Angleterre. Quatres contes paraîtront en vol. cet été Secret Sharer - Smile of Fortune - The Partners - Freya of the Seven Islands. Le long roman Chance [underlined] sera publié en Février de l'année prochaine. Salut et fraternité (comme on ecrivait en l'an II). Tout à vous, J. Conrad Merci du no. du Mercure. l'etude de De Smet m'a fait plaisir. [Desirez?]-vous traduire The Mirror of the Sea? French was Conrad's second language (before English) and he read and wrote it wth facility and paid close attention to the translations of his published writiings. This letter is rich in allusion to many key works; and the reference to the issue of the Mercure is almost certainly to the one containing Davray's review of Under Western Eyes, the Mercure de France for Jan.-Feb. 1912 (cf. Lohf & Sheehy 1218); Davray wrote several additional pieces on Conrad's work.

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        Les baigneuses

      Pierre Auguste Renoir. Les baigneuses (Delteil 51/ Stella 51) lithograph, circa 1912, on Ingres d'Arches laid paper watermarked 'M.B.M (France)', From an edition of approximately 30 to 50, published by A.C. Mazo, Paris, the full sheet, printed to the edges. 47.7 x 60.1cmCondition: The etching was previously restored from a minor cut and a missed fragment. some  small stains are visible on the very top edge, and light spots on the left and center side of the etching are also visible. Please refer to the pictures. More pictures on request.

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        [Typescript Material by J.J. Hardy of Hardy Brothers, Alnwick, and W.A. Hunter of C. Farlow and Co., London, marked up by Frederic Halford for inclusion in Chapter I of his book, The Dry-Fly Man's Handbook, published the following year]

      [London, 1912. 28 ff. typescript, on rectos only, most leaves marked in ink by Halford with corrections and where to be inserted in text, including Hunter's typed letter conveying his terse contributions. 4to. Gathered with brass fasteners, old folds. Clear and legible. Halford and the Experts: Hardy on Rod and Tackle In chapter I of The Dry-Fly Man's Handbook, Halford acknowledges the specialized nature of rod manufacture, and makes frequent citation of the "knowledge and unrivalled experience" of respected members of the trade. Here are the contributions by J J. Hardy of Hardy Brothers, Alnwick, and W.A. Hunter of C. Farlow and Co., London, as originally submitted to Halford and as marked by him for preparation of the final typescript of the book. Much of the material is from Hardy's typewriter. Topics include Fishing Rods, Rod Rings, Reels, Winch Fittings, Improvements in Fly Reels, Silkworm Guts and Casts, Waterproof Silk Lines, Fishing Rod Joints, Fly Boxes, etc.

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        Kai sen Shu (One thousand kinds of shells existing in Japan).

      Kyoto 1912-21. 4 volumes. 4to (250 x 180mm). With 400 beautifully hand-coloured woodcuts. Contemporary silk bound volumes, in a Japanese cloth case. A complete copy of this very scarce beautifully produced Japanese work on shells. Hirase Yoichiro (1859-1925), Japans most famous conchologist at the turn of the century, established his own Conchological Museum in Kyoto in 1936 and founded the short-lived 'Conchological Magazine' in 1907. He assembled the largest collection of shells in Japan. "Four silk-bound volumes of this unique conchological publication were issued, each containing many illustrations produced from woodcuts and coloured by hand in traditional Japanese style... almost single-handed, he placed his country on the conchological map..." (Dance, Hist. of Shell Collecting p. 181). "This is why I have used the wood-cut art, which has been existing a long time in Kyoto, and has advanced to an excellent state of development" (From the Introduction). A fine copy of a rare book illustrating Japanese shells in a traditional Japanese manner. "Kai Sen Shu is unique among conchological publications and is highly prized by each fortunate owner of a copy" (Dance, Shells p. 126).//Dance 150.

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      - (FISHER,HARRISON)illus. MAIDENS FAIR. NY:Dodd Mead 1912 (1912). Folio, cl. backed bds. with pict. paste-on. Few minor creases to plates, edges rubbed, 1st edition with 12 of 16 magnificent mounted color plates of Fisher's lovely women and with text illus. by T. Hapgood. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Irish Home Rule, A Speech Delivered By The Right Hon. Winston Churchill, M.P. (First Lord of the Admiralty) At Belfast On February 8th, 1912

      The Liberal Publication Department, London 1912 - This item is from the personal collection of Churchill's bibliographer, Ronald I. Cohen. This is the original pamphlet publication of Churchill's controversial February 8, 1912 speech in Belfast supporting Irish Home Rule. Churchill's father, Lord Randolph, had vigorously supported the Ulster Unionists. Over time, Winston came to support Home Rule. In the fall of 1911, Home Rule moved to the fore in political debate. Churchill prepared to speak in the Ulster Hall in Belfast in favor of Home Rule - the very same hall where his father famously opposed Home Rule in 1886, declaring "Ulster will fight and Ulster will be right." This was an anticipated, significant, and controversial event. Tensions were so high that the meeting was "transferred from the Ulster Hall which lay in the strongly Protestant area to a large marquee at the Celtic Road football ground in the Catholic working-class district." History records that "Extraordinary precautions had to be taken to protect Churchill and his wife who had insisted on accompanying him. The Manchester Guardian reported that the railway line from Larne, where the Churchills landed in Ireland, to Belfast was patrolled by police to prevent sabotage." The Churchills' greeting was anything but friendly. "A hostile crowd of nearly 10,000 greeted them outside the Grand Central Hotel in Belfast, where they were staying." Of the drive from the hotel to Celtic Road, The Times reported "As each car made its way through, men thrust their heads in and uttered fearful menaces and imprecations." The Manchester Guardian reported that "the back wheels of the Churchills' car were lifted eighteen inches off the ground by the angry crowd before the police beat them off." (Gilbert, Volume II, pages 466-7) Churchill addressed a crowd of 5,000 Irish Nationalists, saying: We look forward to a time. when the harsh and lamentable cry of reproach which so long jarred upon the concert of Empire will die away, when the accursed machinery, by which the hatred manufactured and preserved will be broken forever." Remembering his experience in South Africa and in marked contrast to his father's inflammatory rhetoric, Churchill said, "We have made friends with our enemies - can we not make friends with our comrades too?" The Home Rule crisis of 1912-1914 was sidelined by the outbreak of World War I. Nonetheless, Churchill would ultimately introduce the Irish Free State Bill, which won passage in 1922. This publication of Churchill's speech is a 16-page wire stitched pamphlet in paper covers, published by The Liberal Publication Department. Per Cohen (Volume I, A35.1, p.186), the number "14" hand-stamped on the upper right corner of this pamphlet indicates that this pamphlet was disbound from the collected "Pamphlets and Leaflets for 1912" issued by the Liberal Publications Department. This accounts for the well-preserved condition. This copy remains crisp and clean apart from a few trivial blemishes to the front cover and faint discoloration to the bottom of the pamphlet throughout to a maximum depth of .25 inch. The covers remain firmly attached, with a one-inch split to the lower spine. The pamphlet is protected in a removable, archival quality mylar sleeve. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A35.1, Woods A20(a)

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        The South Pole

      London: John Murray,, 1912. an account of the Norwegian expedition in the "Fram" 1910?-1912. Translated from the Norwegian by A. G. Chater with maps and numerous illustrations. 2 volumes, octavo (224 × 164 mm). Recent full burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. 158 photographic illustrations on 103 plates, numerous other illustration plans and charts, 2 folding maps at the rear of each volume. Some occasional light foxing, an excellent copy. First English edition, first impression. The English edition contains 10 photographic plates not found in the Norwegian original.

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        Guide de l'amateur de livres a vignettes du XVIIIe siecle. Sixieme edition. WITH: Henri-Jean Reynaud. Notes supplementaires sur les livres a gravures du XVIII siecle

      Paris, 1912. Sixth and Best Edition. IN VERY GOOD ANTIQUARIAN CONDITION. Together 3 vols., small 4to. Ad 1 (Cohen-De Ricci): two volumes, contemporary blue calf, five raised bands on spine, compartments framed by single gilt fillets, titles lettered direct, all edges gilt, original wrappers bound in. Ad 2 (Reynaud, Supplement. Geneve: Bibliotheque des erudits, 1955): contemporary red quarter morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, top edges gilt, original wrappers bound in. ONE OF 50 COPIES ON HOLLANDE, the paper completely free of all blemishes even after more than 100 years, and with all the plates in TWO STATES (before and after letters) PLUS two autograph notes from Seymour de Ricci. * Rare on the market: ABPC lists only two copies that have appeared at auction in at least thirty-five years: the Louis J. Cartier copy, inscribed to him by De Ricci, which sold three times (Swann, Apr. 28, 2005, $1500 + buyer's premium; Swann, Sept. 29, 1988, lot 77; Sotheby's, Dec. 11, 1984, lot 339) and the Hirsch copy in poor condition (sold Adler, Paris, June 13, 1978, lot 299). Ours is the Martin Breslauer - B.H. Breslauer copy which contains two signed letters from Seymour de Ricci to H. Eisemann, likewise a bookseller, based in Zurich and later in London. * As is well known, "Cohen-De Ricci" is the still-indispensible bibliography of 18th-century French illustrated books, continuously in print for 100 years, and remains the ne-plus-ultra of its genre.

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        Five Volume Set Consisting of: The Threefold Life of Man, The Forty Questions of the Soul and the Clavis, The Three Principles of the Divine Essence, and A.J. Penny Studies in Jacob Bohme, all bound in 3/4 Levant Morocco

      London: John M. Watkins, 1912. Hardcover. Near Fine. 4 works in 5 volumes. 23.3x15 cm. (9¼x5¾"), uniformly bound in ¾ green levant morocco with gilt monogram "EM" tooled on front coves, spines tooled & lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. One of 26 specially-bound copies of these works by or about the seventeenth century German Christian mystic and theologian. Each volume with printed leaf stating this to be a "Special Hand Bound Edition. Of this edition twenty-six lettered copies have been bound by hand. This copy is letter 'h'." The set was bound in 1912. The volumes are all first editions by Watkins of London. The Threefold Life of Man (1912, 628pp), The Forty Questions of the Soul and the Clavis (1911, 310pp; separate pagination for The Clavis, 54pp), The Three Principles bound in two volumes (1910, 809pp), J.A. Penny's Studies in Jacob Bohme (1912, 476pp). A beautiful set that has obviously never been read. Pages Uncut in all five volumes. Spines are just a touch darker than the boards. Gilt is bright, bindings are rock solid. There are a couple of trivial nicks and that's it for wear. Easily the nicest set of Boehme I have seen.

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        The Republic of Mexico in 1876

      1912. CUBAS, Antonio Garcia. The Republic of Mexico in 1876. Translated by George E. Henderson. 130, [12] pp. Illustrated with 8 chromolithographic plates, finished by hand, a double-page map of Mexico, and 8 pages containing scores of popular music. 8vo., bound in nineteenth-century marbled boards, rebacked in modern blue morocco. Mexico: "La Enseñanza" Printing Office, 1876.This book focuses on the politics, population, history and ethnography of Mexico. Written by Cubas (1832-1912), a Mexican scientist who published many works on topics as varied as topographical drawing, history, archaelogy, and geography. The color plates illustrate various costumes and ethnographic families of Mexico and represent early Mexican lithography. Also included in the text are a number of tables, showing, for example, imports/exports and branches of education. Light foxing to text and map, covers rubbed. Palau 65704.

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        Inspiring, signed original typed letter (TLS) from Booker T. Washington and Ephemera

      Tuskegee: Booker T. Washington, 1912. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. [Tuskegee, 15 May 1912.] Letter by Booker T. Washington with his signature, requesting a contribution of tools for the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, addressed to Mr. J. T. McCready, a manufacturer in Ohio. 8vo. Single-leaf printed stationery from the Tuskegeee Institute, produced by the Strathmore Paper Company from Massachusetts, with watermark reading '[Parch]ment 1911 Strathmore'.Leaf measures 8.5 x 11 inches. Very good condition. Together with relative ephemera from the period. Original letter from Booker T. Washington, Principal of the Tuskegeee Institute for African Americans, and leading Black rights activist, signed in his hand, only three years prior to his death."We are in need of tools and implements - also for use on our farms... such as you distribute or manufacture... We have nearly sixteen hundred students here. They pay their own board and other personal expenses, but they are not able to pay the cost of teaching or the cost of equipping... Any help... we shall be glad to receive."Four ephemeral items accompany Washington's letter. Of particular rarity is a commemorative envelope for opening of the 'Booker T Washington Birthplace Post Office' in 1948, which bears the original signature of his daughter, Portia Washington Pittman, and a rare 3 cent postage First Day Cover (FDC) stamp of George Washington Carver, who taught for forty-seven years at the Tuskegee Institute and was born into slavery. Also with a rubber-stamped cachet reading 'Booker Washington Birthplace VA, Feb. 12, 1948, 5-PM' and with the official 'Opening Day Cancellation' stamp (now known as the first-day-of-issue cancellation). In addition to the envelope, two ephemeral prospectus leafs promote the Booker T. Washington Memorial Half Dollar, a legal tender minted in 1915, post mortem in honour of his legacy. The coin read 'From Slave Cabin to Hall of Fame.' Both leafs printed in Virginia, for the 'Booker T. Washington Birthplace Memorial Commission' whose president was S. J. Phillips. Finally, a single-leaf pamphlet, printed in conjunction with the latter two items, comprises the Atlanta Exposition Address delivered by Booker T. Washington in Atlanta in 1895.Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) was born a slave on the tobacco plantation of James Burroughs in Franklin Country, Virginia. His father was an unknown white man and his mother, the slave of James Burroughs. Washington was an educator, author, orator, advisor to Republican presidents. From 1890 to 1915 he was the dominant leader in the African-American community. After the Civil War, he founded the Tuskegee School.

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      London: Nesbit & Co. Ltd. 1912. First edition. Signed Limited Edition. Original white paper covered boards with gilt titles to the front, vellum spine with gilt titles. An excellent near fine copy, the vellum spine very clean and bright, the boards darkened to the edges but the gilt legible and bright. The contents are without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps and clean and bright throughout. All 10 tipped in colour plates and their tissue guards are present as called for and in fine condition. A lovely copy. Limited to only 100 copies signed by Edmund Dulac, of which this is number 17. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Collection of Four Autograph Letters, Signed ("Leonard West"), to R.B. Marston, editor of the Fishing Gazette, August to December 1912, concerning printing and publishing The Natural Trout Fly and Its Imitation, and preparation of the deluxe copies

      Ravenhead, St. Helens (England): Published by the Author, 1912. Pen and ink on paper. 15 pp. total. 1 vols. 12mo. Green buckram portfolio. Letters generally fine. Book: original olive cloth, a trifle worn, spine faded, else fine. West to Marston on producing and selling The Natural Trout Fly Fascinating clutch of letters from Leonard West discussing the production and early sales of The Natural Trout Fly and Its Imitation, now recognized as one of the classic works of pre-war English angling literature, with information on the deluxe edition containing hand-tied flies. The recipient, R.B. Marston, author of Walton and the Earlier Angler Authors and the 1901 Supplement to the Bibliotheca Piscatoria, was the influential editor of the Fishing Gazette for many years. - The first letter (3 pp.) is dated 14 August 1912, and begins, "Herewith I have the pleasure in enclosing review copy of my book 'The Natural Trout Fly & Its Imitation' & hope you will find the volume worthy of a favorable review ... I think the printers deserve a good word for the way they have turned out the plates ..." (Docketed with a note in Marston's hand "See my note in FG Aug. 24 1912 RBM.") - The second letter, dated 23 August, thanks Marston for a "very handsome" Note in the Fishing Gazette (see clipping inserted in the book) and discusses other early notices: "The 'Scotsman' gives me a good word, shot but quite O.K.. The Sporting & Dramatic 'have given instructions for it to be well reviewed & request permission to reproduce one of the plates' That for an outsider seems going it pretty strong - does it not? ... I have unloaded 100 up to now & sent for more." West also details progress on the edition de luxe "My leisure at present is occupied in dressing flies & trying to get others up to concert pitch ... I have booked 19 E. de luxe" - The third letter (2 pp.), dated 21 October, notes that West is sending Marston "the edition de luxe of my book & hope you will like the get up & also the flies therein. The demand has been much greater than the supply so there will be little difficulty in disposing of a copy if desired at a premium. Other copies should all be sent out in the next fortnight ... The ordinary edition is quietly going out all the time & hosts of appreciative letters are received not only from English customers but from France & America, also." (Docketed see F.G. note Oct. 26/12). - the fourth letter (4 pp.), dated 12 December 1912, discusses sales of the book: "Sales are moving all the time, lowest number sent off in any week being 10 & the average being 31.76 per week. I do no know if a "proper" publisher would consider this satisfactory but possibly he might not talk to his customers in the blunt way I do to some of mine!" West also discusses two flies, Orange Partridge and Snipe & Purple: "but what is a snipe & purple? It is over thirty years since old Joe Moses, a well known North country catcher of fish shewed me how to make it ... but not dressed as now sold, but thusly [details & sketch follow] keep it thin both in body thorax & legs." West adds a note at the top "P.S. What about the Hon. D. Fearing? - his copy - of the Ed. de luxe" With a copy of the printed book (Marston's Occasional Note, "Send Your Money!" from the Fishing Gazette for 24 August 1912, clipped and tipped in to front pastedown). Choice group of letters with substantial content and an important association.

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        An artist in Egypt / by Walter Tyndale

      London : Hodder & Stoughton, [1912], 1912, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Edition limitedVery good copy with illustrated end-papers in the original waxed cloth with elaborate gilt decorations. Panel edges very slightly dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Top-edge-gilt.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 285 pages; Physical description. : 285 p. , [27] leaves of col. Plates - tipped in ; 29 cm. Notes: Date of publication from pref. Includes index. Plates are mounted, with tissue guards preceding each one. Ill. On endpapers. Subject: Egypt - Description and travel. Notes: 1st edition limited 5/150 signed.

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        Deutsche Literaturzeitung. Wochenschrift für Kritik der internationalen Wissenschaft.

      Berlin, Weidmann, 1912-1936.. 33. - 57. Jahrgang in 37 Bänden. 4°. Halbledereinbände der Zeit (4) und Halbleineneinbände der Zeit (29).. Titel gestempelt. Buchrücken mit Bibliotheksrückenschild. Einige Buchrücken stärker berieben, insgesamt gutes Exemplar.

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        Die Ausstellung von Meisterwerken Muhammedanischer Kunst in München 1910.

      Munich, F. Bruckmann, 1912.. Imperial folio (490 x 387 mm). 3 vols. With 257 monochrome and mounted color plates. Original brown cloth decorated in black and green.. First edition, one of 430 numbered copies (vol. 1: no. 240; vols. 2 and 3: no. 12). The 1910 Exhibition of Masterpieces of Islamic Art, held in Munich, marks a crucial moment in the translation of Islamic objects into Western objets d'art. At the exhibition itself the monumental catalogue was unprecedented in its size and splendour. It was printed in a limited press run with each copy numbered individually and is rarely encountered complete. The first volume covers Islamic manuscripts, book decorations, and carpets. The second volume is dedicated to ceramics and metalwork, glass and crystal, while volume III describes draperies, weaponry, woodwork, and ivory. With contributions by Max van Berchem, Camillo List, Ernst Kühnel, Ernst Bassermann-Jordan, Ernst Diez, Moriz Dreger, S. Schröder, and Arnold Nöldeke. - Vol. 1 shows occasional slight browning, otherwise an excellent, clean copy in the publisher's original bindings. - Enay/Azadi 516.

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        Life in Catland

      London: Raphael Tuck, 1912. - "Last week she was a scullerycat,But now she's Cook. Just think of that!"WAIN, Louis. Life in Catland by Louis Wain. Verses by Norman Gale. Father Tuck's Nursery Series (No. 8546). London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., [ca. 1912]. First edition. Oblong quarto (8 1/4 x 10 7/8 inches; 210 x 276 mm.). 16 pp. including stiff wrappers. Original full-color pictorial stiff wrappers, expertly rebacked with red cloth. Six full-page, full-color illustrations (including wrappers) and ten illustrations in the text printed in red and black. Some light foxing to a few leaves, otherwise a near fine copy. In over fifty years of selling children's books we have never seen this title before.The Stories: Keep Clean; The New Cook; A Kind Father; A Pretty Sight; Vain Amelia; The Scolding and The Kind Husband.Dale, 101. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        LA SPEDIZIONE NEL KARAKORAM E NELL'IMALAIA OCCIDENTALE, 1909. Relazione del Dott. Filippo de Filippi, illustrata da Vittorio Sella.

      Zanichelli 1912 In - 8 gr., 1 vol. di testo + 1 cartella di tavv., mz. pergam. edit., pp. (2),471,(5),110, ben illustrato da ca. 200 fotografie in b.n. nel t. e da 33 belle tavv. in tinta f.t. Le tavole, più volte ripieg., sono composte da: 18 grandi panorami in 17 Fogli + 3 carte geografiche a colori. In ottimo stato.

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        Palestine and Syria, with Routes through Mesopotamia and Baylonia nd t

      1912. BAEDEKER, Karl. Palestine and Syria, with Routes through Mesopotamia and Babylonia and the Island of Cyprus. 462 pp., including Index. Illustrated with 21 maps, 56 plans, and a panorama of Jerusalem. Small 8vo., bound in original publisher's cloth,and dust wrapper preserved in a half morocco folding box. Leipzig, (1912). |~||~||~||~||~| Fifth and best edition, being the last edition in this series. This Baedeker edition gives a detailed description of Palestine and Syria six years before the end of the Ottoman Rule at the end of the 1914/1918 War. Cyprus was included for the first time. A facsimile of this edition was published in 1985. An unusually fresh copy of this rare and fascinating guidebook with the original dust wrapper(slightly stained, but intact..

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        Die Inschriften des Altern Judenfriedhofes in Wien: Im Auftrage der Historischen Kommission der Israelitischen Kultusgemeinde in Wien (2 vols.)

      Wilhelm Braumüller 1912-1917, Leipzig - 4to. 2 vol. Original gray paper cover. A two volume history of the Jews in Vienna, Austria. The first volume covers the time period of 1540-1670, and the second from 1696-1783. Each volume is illustrated with in-text images of the gravestones and inscriptions. Contains folded plans and genealogy tables. Some wear. Light foxing and some water staining on cover. Overall in very good condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Aus den Anfängen unserer Kolonien. Meine Erlebnisse als Begleiterin meines Gatten, des ersten Kolonialdirektors, Wirkl. Geh. Legationsrat Dr. Kayser auf seiner Inspektionsreise nach Deutsch-Ostafrika 1892. Mit 9 Bildertafeln.

      Berlin, Dietrich Reimer (Ernst Vohsen), [1912].. Original-Leinwand, 8°, 69 Seiten, Frontispiz (= eingeklebtes Bildnis von Dr. Kayser), sehr schönes Exemplar. Rar..

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      London: William Heinemann. 1912. First edition. Signed Limited Edition. Original white cloth with gilt titles to the upper board and spine. An excellent near fine copy, the spine a little darkened, the gilt legible and bright. The contents are without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. All 13 mounted colour plates and their tissue guards are present as called for and in fine condition. With a further 53 black and white illustrations by Arthur Rackham throughout the text. A lovely copy. Limited to 1450 copies signed by Arthur Rackham, of which this is number 9. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Photographic History of the Civil War. (10 Volumes).

      Review of Reviews, 1912. - 10 vols. Picture quality is better in this edition than in the many recent reprints. Top edge gilt. Rebound in blue cloth with gilt lettering. Fine set [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      New York: Review of Reviews, 1912. blue cloth, spine gilt, top edges gilt. 4to. blue cloth, spine gilt, top edges gilt. thousands of pages. 10 volumes. Semicentennial Memorial. "Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities." Three of the volumes have spotting of spines. Some of the inside hinges are starting to crack.

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        The lost world.

      Hodder and Stoughton, [1912]., London: - 8vo. 319, [1] pp. With frontispiece and 5 plates. Original pictorial blue cloth, stamped and gilt, a bit faded, corners and edges worn; minor foxing in text. Ownership inscriptions on fly-leaf. First edition. The present work is the first story about the scientist Professor Challenger, in which he and his exploring party discover a pre-historic "Lost World" of dinosaurs in South America. It has been the model for several other books and movies which have treated the same topic. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les Oeuvres Burlesques et Mystiques de Frere Matorel Mort au Couvent

      1912. JACOB, Max. Les Oeuvres Burlesques et Mystiques de Frerè Matorel Mort au Couvent. Illustrated with 64 woodcuts by André Derain. 8vo., original wrappers in a cloth folding box. Paris: Henri Kahnweiler, 1912. |~||~||~||~||~| An immaculate copy of Derain's second book, which was also the second in the series of Jacob's "Matorel" books published by Kahnweiler (the first being "Saint Matorel," illustrated by Picasso). While somewhat smaller in format than the landmark "L'Enchanteur Pourissant" of 1909, and in a style more medieval than primitive, this is a striking example of the revolution which was taking place in modern art and book-making in the early years of the twentieth century. One of 85 copies on Holland, from a total edition of 105 copies, signed by Jacob and Derain. The Artist and the Book 79.

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        Japanese Photo Album

      1912. JAPAN. Japanese Photo Album. Collection of Fifty Hand-coloured Albumen prints. With tissue guards. Oblong folio, 260 x 350 mm (images 200 x 50 mm), bound in contemporary thick Japanese lacquer boards with hand-painted scene of fishing boat with Mount Fuji in the background. [Japan, ca 1890]. |~||~||~||~||~| These artistic photographic prints record the final vestiges of traditional Tokugawa Japan as the culture slowly emerged into the modern era (Meiji period). Temples, gardens, Shinto shrines, Kyoto shrines and street scenes, and small village scenes, Mt Fuji, tea huts, Japanese bridges, portraits of geishas, and a Kyoto sandal shop, are just a few examples of the subject matter portrayed herein. All prints are unsigned but are very much in the style of Kusakabe Kimbei (ca. 1880s -1912, Yokohama). The hand-colouring is delicately and superbly applied. "The process of hand-coloring a photograph was infinitely tedious, and a master colorist could be expected to produce two or three finished prints in a twelve hour day" (Worswick, p. 143). Surface cracks to top lacquer board. This is as fine a sample of this sort of Japanese commercial photography that one can find on the market. See: Clark Worswick, Japan: Photographs 1854-1905 (New York: Knopf, 1979).

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      London: Hodder and Stoughton. 1912. First edition. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY. Original red cloth with black titles to the front board and gilt titles to the spine. An attractive very good copy, the cloth a little rubbed and lightly marked to the extremities with some bumping to the spine tips. The contents are entirely complete and without loose or torn pages. Text block edges a little dusty. Inscribed by the author to his literary agent, ?"W. P. Watt / with all good wishes from / R Austin Freeman / Feb. 1912?" underneath which he has added a small drawing. A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone and Queen?'s Quorum title. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Duino, 5. III. 1912.. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert.. An die Buchhandlung Vogelsberger in Darmstadt: "Das Buch 'Mir zur Feier' existiert nicht mehr in seiner ersten Form: Die darin enthaltenen Gedichte sind aber, fast unverändert, in den Band 'Die frühen Gedichte' übergegangen, den Sie im Insel-Verlag, Leipzig, finden [...]".

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      Forbes & Company, Chicago 1912 - First edition. Pictorial paper over boards. Fine in fine dustwrapper. An attractive and uncommon book of humorous verse about baseball, rare both in jacket and in this condition. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Homer Martin: Poet in Landscape

      New York: Privately Printed, 1912 - Martin, born Albany, N.Y. in 1836. "His early work followed the conventional lines of the Hudson River School, and he was the first to break away from Mannerisms and artificiality becoming, in a sense, the first American Impressionist." Mantle Fielding (MARTIN, HOMER) One of only 7 copies on Roman Vellum privately printed by Frederic Fairchild Sherman. Small 4to. Mounted Colored Frontispiece and 12 other illustrations. 76 pp. Bound in original full red straight grained morocco, moire silk endpapers, t.e.g., signed Sherman, slipcase. Fine [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Large Collection of Tobacco Pinbacks with Baseball and Comic Sayings

      Perfection Cigarettes [c.1912] - 205 pinback buttons of comic sayings [2 cm]. All are in very good condition or better. This collection, the most extensive known to us, is housed in a high quality black ring binder in its own slipcase. Buttons are arranged in alphabetical order in plastic coin pages. Most have back paper naming Perfection Cigarettes. There are a few for Favorite, Chesterfield, and Obak cigarettes. A few have no back paper. Many slogans are in both the red and blue color scheme with only about ten having visible stain. A number of these are baseball related and include slogans such as: Keep Moving, You Tigers; Oh, You Cubs; Oh, You Red Sox; Right Off The Bat; Slam It-Old Boy, Slam It; Some Hitter; Take A Chance, There's Two Out." A remarkable collection.

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        Journal des dames et des modes. Four volumes, containing 79 fascicule

      1912. BARBIER, Georges (et al.). Journal des Dames et des Modes. Four volumes, containing 79 fascicules (all published). 312; 144; 96, [105]-152 (pp. 97-104 not published); 32 pp. With 184 pochoir plates. 8vo., bound in modern beige half morocco over decorated paper boards, spines gilt, t.e.g. (by Sangorski & Sutcliffe). Paris: Aux Bureaux du Journal des Dames, 1912.|~| |~||~||~||~||~| COMPLETE SET of the Journal des Dames et des Modes in fine condition, with nearly 200 Art-Deco pochoir fashion plates of high quality. The Journal des Dames et des Modes was a luxury magazine for an exclusive clientele; only 1279 copies of each issue were printed. The magazine appeared three times a month. The text for each number was eight pages in length and contained belles lettres, aphorisms, poetry, notes on fashion, and more, written by Jean Cocteau, Anatole France, the Comtesse de Noailles, and their contemporaries. In addition, each issue was accompanied by one to five pochoir fashion plates. The Journal des Dames et des Modes represented a new genre of fashion publishing and printmaking, with the illustrations executed by the pochoir process. Pochoir plates utilized silk screening and with up to 30 stencils for one image. The designs in the Journal des Dames et des Modes were created by well-known fashion illustrators such as Bakst, Barbier, Brunelleschi and Drian; these artists were directly influenced by Japanese woodblock prints, Fauves painters, Cubism, and Post-Impressionism. Barbier was the principal illustrator of the Journal, which established his reputation as a fashion designer. In excellent condition. This copy does not contain the two unrequired supplementary plates, published hors serie on 1 January 1913 and 1 January 1914. Hiler, p. 486. Colas 1567. Not in Lipperheide.

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        The lost world.

      Hodder and Stoughton [1912]. With frontispiece and 5 plates. Original pictorial blue cloth, stamped and gilt, a bit faded, corners and edges worn; minor foxing in text. Ownership inscriptions on fly - leaf. First edition. The present work is the first story about the scientist Professor Challenger, in which he and his exploring party discover a pre - historic ?Lost World? of dinosaurs in South America. It has been the model for several other books and movies which have treated the same topic.

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        Typed Letter, signed ("Andrew Carnegie"), to John A. Stewart

      New York, may 13, 1912 - To John A. Stewart of the National Committee for the Celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of Peace, "Congratulations upon your success so far. You may be sure that I will do all in my power to help you, regretting, however, that I hav [sic] so little time at my disposal these days. Truly the way of the filanthropist [sic] is hard -" Carnegie would go on to serve as Chairman of the Committee, which celebrated 100 years of peace among English-speaking nations on December 24, 1914 8vo. 1 p. typed on letterhead. Some light soiling at margin, else fine, in custom red cloth chemise [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lehrbuch der chirurgischen Operationen an der Hand klinischer Beobachtungen für Ärzte und Studierende: Allgemeine Operationslehre (77 pp.); Chirurgie des Kopfes (551 pp.). 2 Bde.

      - Berlin, Wien, Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1912/14, 4°, XVI, XXI, 628 pp. mit 152 Abb. und 112 farblith. Tafeln, Leinenband; feines Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe des klassischen Lehrbuches der KOPFCHIRURGIE von Fedor Krause und seinem Oberarzt Emil Heymann aus dem Augusta-Hospital in Berlin. - Dieses seltene und zu unrecht relativ unbekannte Werk enthält folgende Kapitel: - ALLGEMEINE OPERATIONSLEHRE: Vorbereitungen zur Operation; Verfahren zur Schmerzbetäubung; Asepsis; Verband und Nachbehandlung. - CHIRURGIE DES KOPFES: Behandlung der Kopfwunden; Exstirpation von Weichteilgeschwülsten im Gesicht; - Plastische Operationen im Gesicht - Die einfachsten Methoden der Hautplastik; Eindrehen eines gestielten Hautlappens; Freie Hautverpflanzung; Besondere Plastische Methoden; Lippenplastik; Plastischer Verschluß der Gaumenspalte; Rhinoplastik; Wangenplastik; Blepharoplastik; - Chirurgie des Auges und der Augenhöhle; Chirurgie des Ohres; Chirurgie der Nase und ihrer Nebenhöhlen; Chirurgie des Trigeminus; Die chirurgischen Eingriffe am Ober- und Unterkiefer; Erkrankungen und chirurgische Eingriffe in der Mundhöhle; Die Resektion des Kiefergelenks; Chirurgische Eingriffe am Pharynx; Chirurgische Eingriffe an den Speicheldrüsen; Chirurgie des N. facialis; Chirurgie der Occipital- und Nackennerven; Chirurgie des Gehirns; Operationen bei Epilepsie; Chirurgie der Hirngeschwülste; Eingriffe beim Hirnabsceß, bei eitriger und gummöser Meningitis, sowie bei Tuberkulose der Schädelknochen. - Walker No.1288 (Engl.EA). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Edition partly original adorned with original artwork Ricardo Flores, one of 10 numbered copies on Japan, with 10 print head China. Bound in half navy morocco corners, spine lightly faded with five nerves, when golden tail, flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats of handmade paper, preserved covers, gilt-head witnesses, binding signed Devauchelle. Nice copy wide-margined pleasantly established. Provenance: from the library of Paul Ollendorff. Paul Ollendorff Paris s.d. (1912) 14x18,5cm relié

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        Vie de Mélanie bergère de la Salette écrite par elle-même en 1900 - Son enfance (1831-1846)

      First Edition. Precious autograph signed by the author painter Georges Rouault: "Nothing for his art - There is no caricature." Reinforced back with some gaps filled, a restored on the half-title page where FIG sending tear. Our copy is presented in a gift box full black morocco, smooth spine, marbled paper plates and interior lamb. Rouault met Léon Bloy in 1904 through one of his works: "I am told that the painter Georges Rouault, a pupil of Gustave Moreau, a passion for me. Having found his master "Poor Woman" ... this book has bitten heart, incurably wounded "(Journal of L. Bloy, March 16, 1904). Thus is born a lasting friendship between the two artists. However when in 1905 Rouault exhibited at the Autumn "Real Poulot" Salon based on the novel of Bloy's reaction it is violent: "... This artist was believed able to paint seraphim appears not conceive that atrocious and avenging cartoons. Bourgeois infamy works in him a violent impact horror that his art seems mortally wounded. He wanted to make my characters Poulot "Poor Woman". At any price I want this illustration. It was to this that there is more tragic: two citizens, male and female, complete: candid, peaceful, merciful and wise to put the scum of the scare the horses mouth constellations. He made two assassins small suburb. "None better than Raissa Maritain knew not describe complex friendship that unites the young painter and the old writer, analyzing both" the underlying reason for their dissent "citing a letter Bloy Rouault 1907:" You are attracted exclusively by the ugly. "As their" admiration "she explains as" the living faith of the one and the other, (...) elevation and the rigor of their conscience artist How many times "." - Written it - in the years that followed, have we not seen Rouault in Bloy, standing, leaning against the wall, a slight smile on her closed lips, looking into the distance, apparently impassive face, but a pallor that would be accentuated when the issue of modern painting was discussed. Rouault pale, but kept through a heroic silence. And still, despite the determined opposition on the same subject of his art, he remained faithful to Léon Bloy. It seemed he had the same look in Bloy accusations that tormented him what he held most dear - not for submission to any discussion, but to test them against the force of instinct that the led into the unknown and was overcome any obstacle. "(" At the dawn of new friendships "in New Polling October 1941) This is the same Léon Bloy, respectful but steadfastly critical of his young friend, that he dedicate this portrait of a saint, this elegy beauty that will never be able to perceive in the work of Rouault. Mercure de France Paris 1912 12x19cm broché

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        La guerre des boutons

      First Edition, one of the copies of the first issue numbered press only draw with Holland 19. Binding to bradel half percaline ocher, smooth back with a gold central floret, golden double thread tail piece as marine morocco, marbled paper dishes, modern binding. Autograph signed by the author. A small marginal misses the top of the page as well as a false light wetness dwindling over the following pages. Mercure de France Paris 1912 11,5x18cm relié

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